A Look Back : Postcards of Oshkosh | OSHKOSH PUBLIC LIBRARY

For those of you interested in Oshkosh history, here is a cool talk coming up this Wednesday at the library!

A Look Back : Postcards of OshkoshA Look Back : Postcards of Oshkosh presented by Ron MetzWednesday, Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m.  Lower level meeting room.Ron Metz of the Oshkosh Memorabilia Club shares a slice of local history with his unmatched collection of Oshkosh postcards. His slide show includes hundreds of postcards from the 1800s through the 1970s, featuring scenes from the downtown area, local buildings and landmarks, businesses and people who lived here. Some postcards are rare and many depict businesses, institutions and community landmarks that have been gone for years.The Oshkosh Memorabilia Club includes collectors of any and all things that make Oshkosh memorable. Learn more at http://www.oshkoshcollectibles.com.Find digital photo collections and other Oshkosh history resources on our Local History page.

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New Blog

OshCraft2My wife and I are teaming up to document the work on our home. I thought I would post on this blog, but decided to dedicate a blog just to the house. Earlier this year we bought a 1921 Craftsman home, and now we have some work cut out for us. I don’t want to give too much away about it, so I guess you will just have to follow our co-blog together! Click here to check out the new blog and watch for our first post and many more to come! Check out our new blog, The Oshkosh Craftsman.

Book Review

I know it’s been a while since my last post, but I am going to try to pick up the pace as fall sets in. I thought I would write a short review on a book I just finished.  John Gurda is one of my favorite historians. He has some spectacular history books about Milwaukee. I borrowed the book Cream City Chronicles from the local library for some summer reading. This book is a compilation of smaller stories that Gurda posted in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 

The book is broken into topics, and each chapter covers a story of the topic. For example, a topic in the book is about celebrations. The chapters in that sections cover stories about Christmas, festivals, and holiday traditions. I enjoyed how he begins each chapter with a present view of the topic and transitions into the historical aspect. Gurda also gives his view or memory of the topic he is writing about. If you’re looking for some fun history about Wisconsin’s metropolis, check out this book for a weekend read.